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Handmade Storybook Albums

As well as traditional albums, containing traditional chemical prints, I also provide coffee table books, sometimes known as storybook albums. Perfect for your wedding or christening.

The ones I provide are fully custom handmade by professional bookbinders. Glued and stitched and professionally bound.

These luxury books have almost no limit to the options you can select, as they genuinely are individually made. You may choose the layouts with many different styles from formal and traditional to artistic and funky, and have the images in colour, black & white, sepia or other tints, opt for selective colouring, borders, special effects. There really is no limit, unlike many other companies who work from fixed templates, if you see a design you like, then it can be replicated.
From there choose different papers and weights of papers for the internal pages. All the pages are printed at a high end professional print lab.

Choose single or double sided pages. There is no right or wrong, its just personal preference.
Then, if you want them, choose interleaves. I have a wide selection from various tissue papers embedded with leaves, flowers and silk threads to tinted and bleached ones and those with silver and gold threads and even little hearts, plus a wide selection of handmade papers. You are bound to find one which will match your wedding theme.

And finally choose the binding. Most couples opt for photographic paper, canvas or material and of course with photographic paper or canvas you can have photos and text printed on them. But you may also have leather, acrylic, wood and metal covers, once again the limit is your imagination.
Plus if you really want something different and more personal you have other options such as cut out windows or binding in menus and orders of service into the book. Some couples have pressed buttonholes which we've incorporated into the book or used the ribbon from their bouquet or cake to be stitched in as a bookmark.

Truly beautiful handmade books with a soul. Not mass produced books.

Further options include reprints as parents albums, post type mountings (for which I've had custom machined screws with no screwheads made) and flush mount albums containing proper traditional chemical prints cut to size to be bound within the book.

Also available are dust jackets, slip cases and treasure boxes.

Again its personal preference, but I find maybe 65% of my wedding customers opt for these coffee table books.

...and all priced at much less than you might expect.

Customers local to me in Hertfordshire can also benefit from a hand delivery service.